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“If someone walks onto this campus, they’re going to be shot and killed,”
Principal Bill Jones said. “We’re not going to talk with them. We’re not going to negotiate. We are going to put them down, as quickly as possible.”
Jones is the principal of Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, and he’s enlisted the help of numerous armed guards to help protect those on campus. He’s obviously not keeping it a secret, either.
Jones says the school has only hired military veterans with combat experience, and each is armed with both a pistol and rifle.
“People might think twice, particularly in our case, if you pull up and see a guy who is carrying a full-long gun,” Jones said. “If someone tried to come on campus with a weapon, before we had our guardian program, there really is nothing much to stop that.”